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Idli Dosa and the Hyderabad Blues – I

When I returned to United States from India this past December, my friends asked me, “So! How was your India trip?” I felt like an actress who holds a press conference and says, “Oh! I had a whirlwind tour. I was all over the place, promoting my film!” My trip to India was a whirlwind tour all right, except, I ...

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BomBae

A city of paradox, irony and constant change, It’s charm, so unique and latent that many take their own sweet time to recognise what makes Bombay so special. Why is the love so strong, difficult to part with. Almost seems like a helpless romantic hopelessly gazing into the eyes of his beautiful partner, refusing to tear away. No other beauty entices him, ...

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A Conversation With God

Me: So why do you consider yourself God? God: I don’t, you do. Me: Well you created me, does that not make you special? God: Depends. Me: On what? God: Are you happy with yourself? Me: I am not sure. God: Do you think a person who creates something that no one is happy with is special? Me: Not really. ...

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The Greek Referendum, explained

Here’s what you need to know about the referendum in Greece. On Sunday July 5, the people of Greece have voted whether they want to stay in the Eurozone or not. If the results on Tuesday’s counting are “yes,” they agree to stay, if the results on Tuesday’s counting are “no” means other wise. As of now the exit polls show ...

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Drink without getting drunk

We’ve all been there- college party, birthday party, we-all-passed-lets-drink party. The same participants are there too, some more constant than others- vodka, rum, whiskey, beer, wine and the likes. We have had our own variety of experiences where someone drinks too much than they can handle and go spiraling around the place like a crazy person. Some of us may ...

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This Valentine’s let’s fall out of love!

Ever since we have been flicking channels while sitting through the never ending commercials on air, that girl has never failed to come. That dusky and ÔÇ£dullÔÇØ girl with no hope in her life, because she would not clear an interview, does not have a boyfriend, is at the receiving end of the ridicule of her relatives or barely receives ...

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Status: In a relationship, with self.

And you shed countless tears, got your heart broken over and over, vowing never to go down that line again and yet, ended up falling for someone, not losing hope in love, only to feel lost and low at the end of the day. Probably because, while you were busy searching for love, yearning for someone’s warm words and embrace, ...

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Single: Happy or Pretend to be Happy?

‘Being single is the most beautiful and peaceful state’. Is it a hypocritical way of satisfying your ego. My ‘happy’ single friends (and even me too) say that ,“I am very happy being a single”. Really!?! Alright, being single sucks! We, ‘singles’, pretend by showing off we’re ‘KEWL’. But, we don’t really know that our attitude in front of our ...

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Boyfriend material ?

Weird conversations can go somewhat like this; “Hi, can I ask u something?” “Yeah, sure.” “Tell me what the term ‘Boyfriend Material’ means to you.” In a mood to tease him, I say, “Boyfriend material…. Hmmmm… Well, a guy who would always keep his girl happy, never makes her cry, take her out for movies, long drive, shopping, dinner, etc. ...

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He Loves Me…He Loves Me Not …

Even I had a friend. It still brings a smile on my face when I think of the day I met him. Call it fate, call it destiny, or call it a coincidence, but we happened to meet that day. He was my friend’s best friend. I used to have a huge crush on him in my first year of ...

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